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Alternative Views

Frank Morrow

Alternative Views is a public affairs program that produced 563 one-hour TV shows between September, 1978, and April, 1998. It's goal was to provide information and perspectives that either were not shown on the regular media or were greatly distorted by them. The show also provided a platform for other people to present their views and to play their documentaries that the Establishment media would not present. Alternative Views was distributed by mail to 85 cable systems that served over 250...



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Author of _Cover Up_ discusses the JFK assassination with emphasis on the new evidence obtained by Congress and by himself through the Freedom of Information Act; also features startling blowups of photographs of the assassination. News: May, 1986 Recorded 1981 Gary Shaw film recorded July, 1978 Copyright July, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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15. AGRIBUSINESS AND THE DEATH OF THE FAMILY FARM Jim Hightower, former editor of the "Texas Observer" and author of Eat Your Heart Out , and Fran Hill, government professor and agriculture expert, discuss the history, present state and structure of agribusiness. The power of these huge institutions and their impact on consumers and the family farm are also explored. VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative...
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16. VIET NAM AND CHINA Features slides of Vietnam taken by Chris Cunningham, who visited the area as part of a church-sponsored tour. We also explore the rapprochement between the U.S. and the Peoples' Republic of China, and discuss the China-Vietnam war. Run time: 59:31 News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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17. IRAN; HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUMANIA; WELFARE FOR RICH; CHEMICAL WASTES In this multi-subject program, Middle East Studies professor Najm Bezirgan discusses the situation in Iran; a local representative of Amnesty International reports on human rights violations in Rumania; tax breaks, subsidies, favorable legislation and other phenomena of welfare for the rich are discussed; and the effects of irresponsible usage of chemicals in our economy and environment are examined. VHS News No title No...
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An historical account of workers' struggle to organize is presented by labor historian Stuart Hersh, featuring a slide show which dramatically illustrates Labor's "untold story". The program explores the working conditions, the brutal repressions and the distorted treatment of labor history by the press and historians. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
Doctor and author of Nuclear Madness , Helen Caldicott describes the medical and social problems of using nuclear power and deploying nuclear weapons. She dramatically refutes arguments for nuclear power through medical and ecological evidence. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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21. THE ROCKEFELLERS We feature a historical, economic and political analysis of the Rockefeller dynasty and the central role of its economic and political institutions in the national and international power structure. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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22. "WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ...?": GREG CALVERT, SDS AND THE NEW LEFT We present a retrospective on the 1960s with Greg Calvert, former national security of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and author of A Disrupted History: The New Left and the New Capitalism . VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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23. (N) MEXICO: AN IMPENDING REVOLUTION? Authors Phillip Russell (_Mexico in Transition_) and Dick Reavis (_Without Documents_) discuss the guerrilla movement in Mexico. Film slides of Mexican history and Reavis' photographs of guerrillas in the mountains help illustrate the contemporary struggles of Mexican peasants. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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24. (N) THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE Government surveillance, harassment of dissidents and the legislative attack on civil liberties highlight the program. Joining the regular panel are John Duncan of the Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties and a women's rights activist who talks about her FBI dossier. Also featured is a videotape of police brutality against demonstrators in Austin who were protesting boat races in their barrio.
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25. ENERGY: TWO ALTERNATIVES With Austin voters facing a referendum on whether to continue participation in the South Texas Nuclear Project, "Alternative Views" devotes four consecutive nights, two hours each night. to the subject of energy. We repeat several earlier shows (see programs 4, 14, 20) and feature in addition new programming, including a tape of a speech delivered by Daniel Ellsberg, a "special report" on the dangers of lignite coal, a demonstration of a working...
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28. AFRICA: CONTINENT IN CRISIS Interview with Maceo Dixon who recently returned from a two-month trip to sub-Saharan Africa. Dixon narrates an extensive slide presentation that provides a grim reminder of the deplorable conditions under which most Africans must live. VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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30. MARX AND "SOCIALISM" TODAY: THE PROMISE BETRAYED? Svetozar Stojanovic, Yugoslavian writer and dissident, offers an eyewitness account of struggles to democratize Eastern bloc "socialism" and evaluates the ideas of Marx in the contemporary world. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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32. (N) THE NOT SO JOLLY SIDE OF "OLDE" ENGLAND Nothing sacred escapes unscathed in Peter Bell's unflattering portrait of English society. Economics professor Bell, himself an Englishman, strips away the veneer of civility to reveal a culture reaping the ignominious legacy of is feudal and colonial past and analyzes the origins and implications of the present political crisis in England. Also featured is an analysis of the Rhodesian elections by a member of the South African...
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34. A CONVERSATION WITH EDWARD DMYTRYK A fascinating hour with Hollywood director Edward Dmytryk, whose credits include such films as _The Caine Mutiny_, _Raintree County_, and _The Young Lions_. Dmytryk gained notoriety as one of the "Hollywood Ten" and highlights of the interview include his frank discussion of his early attraction to and later disavowal of the Communist Party. ****************************************** * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the...
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35. "RICH MAN POOR MAN": POVERTY IN AMERICA Interview with sociologist Joe Feagin, author of Subordinating of the Poor , on the causes of poverty, what is being done about it in other countries and what could be accomplished here. No copyright or dates VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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A documentary about the attempt of the University of Texas to demolish family student housing and the students' struggles to prevent it. The program captures the beauty and community of the housing area. Also featured are former U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough and State Representative Mary Jane Bode. Government professor Al Watkins discusses this situation and other contemporary attempts at urban renewal in Austin and in the rest of the U.S. Recorded July, 1979 Copyright July, 1979...
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41. (N) SALT II: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Ronald Steel, author of _Pax Americana_ and frequent contributor to _New York Review of Books_, _Nation_, and _New York Times_, discusses SALT II and the history behind it, starting with the Cold War. The program also contains the movie _War Without Winners_. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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42. ALTERNATIVE VIEWS FIRST RETROSPECTIVE (1979) This documentary contains representative sections of many programs produced during our first season. It shows the wide range of subjects and views presented, and has been shown often in schools and other public functions to provide an overview of our program. Recorded 1978 and 1979 Copyright October, 1987 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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Using film clips from the local network affiliates, the history and significance of the Ixtoc oil spill off the Mexican coast is presented. How the oil spill shows the complicity between private enterprise and politics and the primacy of profit in oil production is discussed by environmentalists and political theorists. The program closes with a rather heated discussion of the media handling of the disaster with one of our regular panelists and two local newsmen. Recorded September, 1979...
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48. (C) JOHN STOCKWELL AND THE CIA (PART III) John Stockwell introduces the documentary made about him by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau. The movie has been shown in several film festivals around the world and on TV in many countries; but the U.S. networks, including PBS, refused to show it. Consequently, our showing provides its American premiere. Next, we look at segments of three weeks' coverage by the TV networks of the situation concerning the Russian troops in Cuba,...
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50. (N) A CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE WALD The Nobel Prize-winning biologist discusses the insanity of nuclear weapons, the dangers of nuclear energy, and the threats to survival which we currently face. He analyzes the socioeconomic roots of our current crisis and proposes solutions. News: November, 1979 Recorded November, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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51. LOSING GROUND: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BARTON CREEK A documentary about the fight to save Austin's Barton Creek watershed from the ecological abuses of real estate development. Some video footage from the air as well as a beautiful segment with original music about Barton Springs and discussion with many Austinites are featured. The economic, political and ecological aspects are discussed with two members of a citizen's group fighting to save the area. News No copyright or dates...
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In a 90-minute special, the controversial documentary Blacks' Britannica , which was highly censored and edited by the PBS producer before being shown in the U.S., is presented in its original, uncut version, followed by a discussion of the whole controversy. We also present coverage of the Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Dallas. Also featured is a tri-racial discussion of racism and police brutality in the U.S., Austin, and England. 52A BLACKS BRITANNICA (PART I) 52B BLACKS BRITANNICA (PART II)...
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54. (NC) IRAN, THE C.I.A., CIVIL LIBERTIES Failure of the mass media to explain the taking of American hostages in Iran and the resulting attack on civil liberties and the fanning of war hysteria are discussed with John Stockwell (former CIA officer), John Duncan (director of the Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union) and Christie Birdfeather, an expert on Iran. VHS News No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network...
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55. (N) "BIG D:" FROM JFK TO KKK This combination documentary and discussion of the history, present activities, and significance of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. includes a show and tell with the Klan newsletter and extensive video coverage and analysis of an anti-Klan rally in Dallas. Texas ACLU director John Duncan discusses the group. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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58. (N) IRAN: TWO INSIDERS' VIEWS In a stunning and emotional powerful program, an Iranian poet and political dissident vividly describes his incarceration and torture at the hands of the Shah's police -- SAVAK. Additionally, Lisa Radcliffe, who recently returned from an extensive trip to Iran, relates her experiences. She also shows the State Department documents which the students holding the hostages gave her, documenting CIA involvement and counter-revolutionary activity of the U.S. which...
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60. JOHN HENRY FAULK The noted humorist, author, national TV and radio Personality and former victim of the media blacklisting during the McCarthy era makes his second appearance. He discusses the current war hysteria, the nature of the FBI and CIA, the current political situation and candidates for the presidential nomination. He also relates his recent experience in which he was seriously encouraged to run for congress. VHS No copyright or dates ******************************************* *...
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62. OUR VANISHING CIVIL LIBERTIES A tripartite approach to the subject is presented by John Duncan (director of the Texas ACLU Chapter), who tells of the attacks on civil liberties by Congress and the Texas government; a special report on the background and status of the Iranian students at the University of Texas who were jailed for protesting a speech by the Shah's former U.S. ambassador; and discussion with Lee Otis Johnson, a former SNCC community organizer who was designated a U.S....
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64. WILLIAM KUNSTLER speaks on Justice in America The noted civil rights lawyer talks about the attacks on our civil liberties; past FBI abuses; Senate Bill 1 and its progeny; the decisions of the Supreme Court,; and the move in Congress to unleash the FBI and CIA. Produced Mar, 1980 Copyright July, 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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070. NAGASAKI: A SURVIVOR'S STORY This powerful program recounts the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing through slides and an interview with a man who was less than a mile from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb blast in Nagasaki. in addition to his experiences, we present comprehensive pictorial and narrative documentation, first, on the incendiary raids on Japan which preceded the atomic explosions, and then on to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki raids themselves. No More Hibakusha after...
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72. MULTINATIONALS AT LARGE The centerpiece of this program is the outstanding documentary Controlling Interest (1978) about the operation and effects of multinational corporations. This is followed by a discussion with a research scientist, John Valentine, with "Science for the People", who recounts his experiences and analyzes how private industry and universities collaborate in a preoccupation with profits at the expense of people. ******************************************* *...
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73. INSIDE SAUDI ARABIA A native of India and University of Texas professor, Gayatri Spivak recounts her experiences as a teacher in a girls' school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She provides insights into Arab history, life, culture, and a critical analysis of the recent film Death of a Princess , and the controversy surrounding it. Recorded June, 1980 Copyright Feb. 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in...
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74. (NC) THE CIA: ON COMPANY BUSINESS We once again examine that dark, vicious world of the CIA -- the use of U.S. labor organizations, the overthrow of legitimate governments, providing arms to favored groups, covert use of the American mass media, U.S. torture schools and CIA torture supervisors abroad -- all resulting in great human suffering and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and in the maintenance of repressive regimes. Sections of the meticulously documented, award-winning...
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86. HOW SOUTH AFRICA GOT THE NUKE An hour-long documentary is presented which shows that, in spite of laws and official statements to the contrary, various capitalist countries and corporations clandestinely provided the raw materials and technology which enable South Africa to build and test a nuclear bomb. Recorded 1980 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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87. CIVIL LIBERTIES AND THE NATIVE AMERICAN Two American Indians discuss the many problems facing their people: health hazards of uranium mining on Indian lands; deceptive manipulations of corporations and the government to gain control of Indian territory to exploit the mineral resources; destruction of their native culture; and activities of the FBI against their activists. The program contains original music, poems, and slides -- all created by Indians involved in their movement -- as well...
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90. INSIDE EL SALVADOR (REVOLUTION OR DEATH) Members of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador discuss the civil war going on in that country and the possible effects of a Reagan foreign policy that more actively supports military dictatorships. We show a 45-minute documentary, Revolution or Death? , commissioned by the World Council of Churches to inform the public about the brutal nature of the current military junta ruling El Salvador. Recorded Dec. 1980 Copyright Dec....
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091. A CONVERSATION WITH MADALYN MURRAY O'HAIR (PART I) Dr. O'Hair, founder of the American Atheist Center, initiated the lawsuit which resulted in the ban on public prayers in public schools. This program focuses on the power and impact of organized religion and on the status of church-state relationships. Dr. O'Hair, along with her son Garth, recounts her struggles over the years and recalls the violent reactions her efforts have elicited from private citizens, organized religion, police...
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93. RUSSELL MEANS SPEAKS OUT Russell Means, leader of the American Indian Movement and victim of the FBI's COINTELPRO operation, delivers an impassioned address about the nature of trying to be Indian in this country and of the necessity of maintaining the old customs and culture in order to preserve themselves as Indians. He also discusses the tragic consequences of the destructive effects on Indians of the activities of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the corporations exploiting Indian lands,...
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104. (N) EAT, DRINK, AND BE WARY The dangers of pesticides, food additives and non-nutritive food are analyzed. The film _Eat, Drink and Be Wary_ demonstrates that food corporations, in their drive for profits, produce food that leads to disease and poor health for the American people. Additionally, a former food consultant with a government agency concerned with health and nutrition discusses the film and provides his insights and solutions to problems of food and health in the U.S. today....
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107. THE FORGOTTEN GUINEA PIGS: THE AGENT ORANGE AND A-BOMB TEST SURVIVORS AND YOU A heartwrenching documentary and interview exposes the nature and effects of the use of Agent Orange in Viet Nam. Dan Jordan and his wife, along with another vet, discuss their experiences with "unexplained" diseases and handicapped children. They also provide information about the Brotherhood of Viet Nam Veterans efforts to get the government to provide assistance for vets affected by Agent Orange. The...
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109. (N) WHY AREN'T WE SMILING? Secretaries are usually taken for granted. As the movie _9 to 5_ shows they are no longer standing for mistreatment and abuses. We focus on the working conditions of women office workers in the documentary _Why Aren't They Smiling?_, a slide-tape show about the secretarial oppression and discontent. Local women, who are carrying out organizing efforts in order to improve the lot of secretaries discuss the slide show and attempts by office and clerical workers to...
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116. (N) FREE NAMIBIA In a shocking and moving documentary we see the terrible living conditions and racism under which the Black majority lives in Namibia and the growing resistance to white rule imposed by South African troops. Also, two guests provide us the latest information about the Namibian situation, particularly the action of the allied countries -- U.S. and South Africa. Originally aired: June 1980 Documentary "Free Namibia" Copyright, 1978 News: January, 1985 Copyright...
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119. A CONVERSATION WITH DAVE DELLINGER We spotlight one of America's longtime fighters for peace, civil rights and social and economic justice. A pacifist for many years, Dave Dellinger talks about his imprisonment for his resistance to U.S. entry into World War II, and his opposition nuclear war and nuclear energy, beginning in the 1950s. In relating his other activities in the 1960s, he assesses his relationship with the civil rights movement, particularly his friendship with Martin Luther...
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120. AN INFORMAL EVENING WITH CHARLIE KING Charlie King writes and performs songs about ordinary people's lives, political events and various protest movements. His song "Acres of Claims" is a best seller and has become the anthem of the anti-nuclear movement. King sings several of his songs, explains the background of his music's origins and content and recounts his anti-nuke experience. A special feature of the program is the insertion of visual materials to enhance the meaning and...
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126. (N) BOYS FOR SALE (PART I) The tragic and shocking abuse of boy prostitutes is discussed by Dr. Tom Philpott and former Editor of _The Daily Texan_, Mark McKinnon, who has written articles on the subject. Philpott has found that these children are frequently physically abused, even tortured and killed. Many of the men who participate in this "practice" are among some of the most respected people at the top levels of the U.S. corporate and governmental structures. We discuss...
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130. THE RUSSIANS AREN'T COMING! Yuri Zamoskin, the head of the Institute for the Study of the U.S.A. and Canada of the University of Moscow, discusses a wide range of subjects: U.S.-Soviet relations, the arms race, Poland, Afghanistan, and life in the Soviet Union today. VHS News No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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139. (NC) CIA UPDATE [1981] Former CIA case officer makes another appearance to discuss recent activities of the CIA. Particular emphasis is placed on the congressional bill and the executive order which remove previous restraints on the intelligence services and which will make it a felony to reveal their activities and personnel, resulting in the first official secrets act in the history of the country. Recorded February, 1981; November, 1986 Copyright November, 1986...
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144. POLITICAL MURDER, KLAN/NAZI STYLE (PART I) A comprehensive look at the Klan and Nazi killings of union organizers during an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, N.C., and the subsequent acquittal of the assassins. Highlighting the program is a replay of the video footage which was taken at the murder scene by TV reporters. Lewis Pitts, prominent civil rights attorney who has assisted the American Indian Movement and worked in the Karen Silkwood case, presents the shocking facts of the...
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146. (N) THREE MILE ISLAND AFTERMATH Randy King, a resident of Harrisburg who experienced firsthand the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and who now participates in a coalition of anti-nuclear groups, reveals much information about the TMI accident and his own conversion to anti-nuclear activism. He talks about the coverup of information on the tragic consequences to the health of the residents in the area: the soaring rate of miscarriages, stillbirths and deformed children, with even greater...
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150. (N) LEONARD PELTIER: AN AMERICAN POLITICAL PRISONER A leader of the American Indian Movement, Leonard Peltier is serving two consecutive life sentences in federal prison for "aiding and abetting" in the deaths of two FBI agents. The highly controversial case has received great international interest, including human rights tribunals and Amnesty International, because of allegations of judicial and FBI misconduct: threatening witnesses, producing false evidence, perjury and...
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153. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part I) Our three-part series on covert action, featuring former CIA official John Stockwell and Louis Wolf, co-editor of _Covert Action Information Bulletin_, begins with an overview of the general nature and activities of the CIA. We then discuss how the "Intelligence Identities Protection Act" and the Reagan executive order on intelligence agencies would promote media self-censorship and thus repress public scrutiny and criticism of intelligence (including...
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159. INSIDE LEBANON In an interview and a documentary we get an intimate feel for the situation in Lebanon from both the Israeli and Palestinian sides. Israeli citizen and Peace Now activist Ilan Ziv is a photo-journalist who made a documentary inside Lebanon during the fighting. He talks with Israeli soldiers as well as Palestinian refugees. Ziv captures the entire atmosphere and feeling of this tragic war and provides new insights into the thinking of the Israelis and the Palestinians....
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160. INSIDE ISRAEL Israeli citizen and Peace Now activist Ilan Ziv gives us startling insights into the psychology of his country's leaders and citizens. He also evaluates the peace movement in Israel and the peace protests within the Israeli armed forces. Most revealing, however, is his analysis of the great affect the Holocaust had on the Israeli psyche--particularly that of this generation of Israeli leaders--which has caused severe psychological distortions, resulting in a country and...
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161. HELEN CALDICOTT: THE MEDICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER Pediatrician Caldicott makes a post-Three Mile Island presentation describing the effects of radiation on the body and the dangers to the world if nuclear power plants proliferate.She also describes the horrifying consequences of nuclear war. Original show recorded August, 1982 Speech recorded 1979; Copyright 1979 by Helen Caldicott, M.D. News before speech: Recorded May 10, 1988 News after speech: recorded August, 1982 and May 10,...
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"Talkin' Union" is a documentary made by People's History in Texas about the working conditions of female workers in Texas from the Depression to the l950s. The film shows the struggles of these women to improve their working conditions by trying to establish unions. The first program starts with the Depression and continues to World War II. Four women--two Chicanas, one Black and one White--tell their stories. Documentary: Copyright 1979 Original recording: September,1982 News: 1982;...
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The second half of the series takes us from World War II into the l950s. It features a documentary on women's struggles in Texas against low wages, poor working conditions and racism. Documentary: Copyright 1979 Original recording: September,1982 News: February, April 1986 Copyright April, 1986 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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167. MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT THE CIA Alan Francovich is producer and director of the most definitive film on the CIA--the acclaimed three-hour documentary (On Company Business)--which took five years to make and required massive, world-wide research. The movie has won prizes at international film festivals and has been shown in over 30 countries. Francovich tells how the US government and the CIA have harassed him and have applied pressure to restrict the movie's distribution. Francovich also...
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168. A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SPOCK Dr. Benjamin Spock's name became universally known after his book "Baby and Child Care" was published, selling 26 million copies and being translated into 26 languages. Dr. Spock also is famous for his anti-war struggles from the l960s to the present. He reveals many little-known facts: why he wrote his book; how he became involved in the anti-war movement; his being sentenced to two years in jail; his relationship with Lyndon Johnson; why he is a...
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175. LIES AGREED UPON: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS (PART I) Although George Seldes is one of the giants in the history of American journalism, particularly in the field of press criticism, he has been neglected and blacklisted by the mainstream press. In this three-part series we present the American TV debut of Seldes, who was a foreign correspondent from 1917-1939 and who published the alternative newspaper "In Fact" in the 1940s and l950s. Seldes wrote over 20 books and...
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178. WHAT'S HAPPENING!: AN INTERVIEW WITH MANNING MARABLE Manning Marable is a professor of history and head of race relations at Fisk University. A syndicated columnist in over l40newspapers in the US, England and Africa, Dr. Marable presents unique insights into what is happening at all levels of Black society. He discusses the status of the Black press, assesses racism today and places Black struggles in historical perspective. Marable also describes the plight of Black colleges, which...
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179. THE WAR GAME: THE REALITY OF NUCLEAR WAR We present the US television premiere of Peter Watkins' film "The War Game," a graphic portrayal of what would happen in the event of a nuclear attack on Great Britain. The movie was so powerful and realistic that the BBC banned it from TV despite the fact that the film had been commissioned by the BBC and had won an Academy Award in l966 for best documentary. Although it has been shown in a few movie theatres in the US, it has not been...
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182. ALTERNATIVE NUTRITION OPTIMUM HEALTH Many exciting discoveries are emerging from research through alternative approaches to wellness maintenance and health restoration, particularly in the field of nutrition. With nutritionist Dr. Theresa Dale we discuss many subjects:aging, cure and prevention of disease (including cancer,"increasing our mental capabilities, and becoming better athletes.Also discussed are new ways of testing to determine nutritional deficiencies, methods such as...
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We present the US television premiere of this outstanding, new British documentary on the effects of automation and new technology on workers and the workplace. The film compares the glittering promises of business spokespersons about the potentially liberating aspects with the realities of corporate motivation for installing such equipment: higher profits and destruction of worker power. The result is weakening of worker and labor union control and the production not only of fewer jobs, but...
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188. THE WORLDLY WARBLERS: POLITICAL SINGERS The fine art of music is a vehicle for popular expression in this collage of songs selected from previous Alternative Views programs. Using comedy and satire, the songsters creatively express their political and social opinions on subjects that are devastatingly real. Among the performers are local artists, including people from the satirical, neo-vaudevillian group Esther's Follies, and nationally recorded artists Charlie King and Blackberri....
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193. WHAT'S NEW WITH THE CIA Former CIA official John Stockwell makes another visit to Alternative Views. Having returned recently from trips to Nicaragua and Grenada, Stockwell relates his experiences there,particularly regarding the CIA operations in Nicaragua and the alleged Russian "airbase" being built on Grenada. Stockwell also discusses Deadly Deceits, the latest book on the CIA by Ralph McGehee, an ex-CIA employee with 25 years of service. Finally,John describes the...
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199. CHARLIE CLEMENTS, THE REBEL DOCTOR Dr. Charlie Clements, who grew up in Austin, Texas, tells us why he joined the US Air Force, subsequently flying non-combat missions over Viet Nam. Clements explains why he refused to participate further in the Viet Nam War and describes the Air Force's response--giving him a psychiatric discharge. He then tells how he became a Quaker pacifist, went to medical school, and decided to go to El Salvador to give medical assistance to the rebels. Clements'...
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207. "ALTERNATIVE VIEWS": A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE In an anniversary program marking the end of five years of continuous programming, we present an inside look at "Alternative Views": how it is made, what our sources of news stories are, where we get our guests, and how we receive our unique video footage and documentaries which are not shown on the Establishment media. In a "show and tell" we display samples of previous programs which are good examples of the nature...
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215. ON COMPANY BUSINESS (PART I) The most comprehensive indictment of the Central Intelligence Agency is presented in this award-winning film by Allan Francovich. The documentary, which took five years to research and produce, covers the CIA from all aspects: the policy level,the middle stratum organizations which are Agency fronts, the activities of the CIA field personnel and their agents, and the results of their efforts in the target countries and on the individuals involved. The film is...
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222. RACISM ON TELEVISION: A BRITISH EXAMPLE TV/film producer-director Chris Thomas, whose documentary on new technology at the workplace we showed previously (see #184," brings with him an insightful documentary which he made showing the nature and extent of racism on English television, using clips from documentaries, panel discussions, interviews and entertainment programs. The program, which was shown on the BBC's public access hour, created a furor, resulting in threats of lawsuits,...
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223. JACOB FONTAINE: AUSTIN'S UNKNOWN GIANT In an interview with the authors of (Jacob Fontaine)--Professor Gene Burd and Rev. Jacob Fontaine, III---we focus on the life of a slave who was freed in Austin at the age of 57. In the next two decades Fontaine started a newspaper (which lasted at least five years) and established six churches, three businesses and a fraternal organization. He also was very active in the Republican and Greenback parties. Fontaine was influential during two statewide...
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225. ALTERNATIVE VIEWS BENEFIT II The annual fund raiser for the program provides some very interesting, provocative and beautiful music and poetry by several of Austin's very talented artists. Highlighting the evening are appearances and talks by humorist and political commentator John Henry Faulk and by former CIA high official John Stockwell. Recorded Octeober, 1983 Copyright Mar. 1984 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the...
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229. NICARAGUA, GRENADA AND THE CIA Former CIA official John Stockwell focuses his attention on the US involvement in Nicaragua and Grenada, countries with which John has much personal experience. He compares the CIA activities there to those with which he had experience when he was with the CIA, particularly the Angolan operation which he headed. Having known well most of the top people in the former government of Maurice Bishop in Grenada, Stockwell thoroughly discusses various scenarios...
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230. PEACE: A SOVIET VIEW With Gennadi Vassiliev, the chief Washington correspondent for the Soviet newspaper Pravda, we discuss the arms race and world peace. Vassiliev provides a touching and shocking account of the horrors the Soviet people have suffered as a result of wars and revolution the past seven decades, leaving them with a sincere desire for peace. He talks about the peace movement in the USSR and discusses the Russian war in Afghanistan. Vassiliev also analyzes the Reagan foreign...
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231. THE CIA, TERRORISM, ASSASSINATION, AND THE NEXT WAR Featuring former CIA official John Stockwell, an historical analysis of the CIA disinformation effort concerning the bogus Libyan hit squads, which were supposedly to kill President Reagan, is compared with the Administration's propaganda in the handling of war preparations in Central America. Also presented is information from the Progressive) magazine which shows that the US--mainly through the CIA--established, financed,...
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